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Spiritual complaint : the theology and practice of lament / edited by Miriam J. Bier and Tim Bulkeley.

Bier, Miriam J., (editor.). Bulkeley, Tim, 1948- (editor.).
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Subject: Bible. Lamentations > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Lamentations.
Laments in the Bible.
Laments > History and criticism.
Suffering > Religious aspects.
Pastoral theology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780227902264
  • ISBN: 0227902262
  • ISBN: 9781306375238
  • ISBN: 1306375231
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (279 pages)
  • Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : James Clarke & Co, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: A lament for Christchurch / Colin Buchanan -- Part One: Foundations. Does Jeremiah confess, lament, or complain? Three attitudes towards wrong / Tim Bulkeley -- The unique contribution of Lamentations 4 in the Book of Lamentations: Metaphor and the transition from individual to communal / Miriam J. Bier -- Lament personified: Job in the Bedeutungsnetz of Psalm 22 / Will Kynes -- The enemy lament: A socio-cognitive approach to the metaphors of Job 16:7-14 / Carlos Patrick Jimenez -- Blurring the boundaries: The rhetoric of lament and penitence in Isaiah 63:7-64:11 / Elizabeth Boase -- The profit and loss of lament: Rethinking aspects of the relationship between lament and penitential prayer / Donald P. Moffat -- The doubtful gain of penitence: The fine line between lament and penitential prayer / Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer -- Part Two: Reflections. Wrestling with Lamentations in Christian worship / Robin Parry -- Liturgy and lament / Colin Buchanan -- Part Three: Explorations. Learning to lament in Aotearoa / Alistair Mackenzie -- Framing lament: Providing a context for the expression of pain / Jeanette Mathews -- Public lament / Elizabeth Boase and Steve Taylor -- Lament in an age of new media / Stephen Garner -- Part Four: Refraction. In search of the Shulamith in the state of Israel: A lament / Yael Klangwisan.
Summary: "Personal and communal tragedies provoke intense emotions. In Scripture such emotions were given expression in complaints or laments. Such laments are the most frequent genre of psalm and are also found in the prophets and elsewhere in the Bible. The Book of Lamentations is even named for this human response to tragedy. Yet neither lament nor complaint seems to be widely practiced in churches today, except at times of extreme communal catastrophe. Bringing together biblical scholars, liturgists, and practical theologians, this book begins to provide bridges between these worlds in order to enrich our ability to respond appropriately to personal and communal tragedy and to understand those responses"--Provided by publisher.
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